Walking holiday in May: One holiday, three ways

One mid-haul (Jordan), one in Europe (Sicily) and one in the UK (Scotland)

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We targeted three companies to ask for their best offer on a walking holiday, departing in May. Prices are per person, based on two travelling together.

£579: HF Holidays, Scotland

Includes a week's full board at Alltshellach Country House on Loch Leven, arriving 23 May, plus Ordnance Survey map and guides for walking and cycle routes. After a day of activity, enjoy the swimming pool and Jacuzzi with Highlands views (0345 470 7558; hfholidays.co.uk).

£720: Ramblers Worldwide, Sicily

Includes British Airways flights from Gatwick to Catania, Sicily, departing 16 May, plus seven nights' half board at Hotel D'Orange D'Alcantara in Francavilla. Guided walks include Alcantara Gorge and a ridge walk with views of Mount Etna (01707 331133; ramblersholidays.co.uk).

£1,249: Exodus, Jordan

Includes Royal Jordanian flights from Heathrow to Amman on 23 May, two nights at Al Fanar Palace Hotel in Amman, one at the Petra Palace Hotel, and four nights camping with Bedouins, plus meals and guided desert treks though Wadi Rum (0845 863 9601; exodus.co.uk).